by Steven Doyle
You know it is Hatch Chile Season when you smell fresh roasted peppers everywhere, and it drives you to the nearest grocery to nab a few pounds. Some to cook with now, more to freeze for those barren chile months in the dead of winter. These special peppers grown in New Mexico are Anaheim’s all grown up. They benefit from the soil and sun only spied upon in the New Mexican heat, and this season they have a bounty.
One event you may not want to miss in Southlake uses the chile as its main ingredient. Central Market has called upon several local chefs to compete Iron Chef-style in a battle to out-spice the competition. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last night we made the trek to check out Patrizio Osteria in Southlake. The new location borderlines over-the-top in appointment and definitely pulls off the new menu in high fashion. We spotted a familiar face on the management team and were pleased to see Bob’s Steak and Chop alumnus Ken Kuczwaj making his way around the room. We also spotted one of the new owners, Oscar Renda, who knows plenty about Italian food and the way it should be presented.
The menu may look familiar to anyone who has patronized Patrizio in the past. This is the Americanized Italian cuisine that has people flocking to the various restaurants dotted across the Metroplex. Most of these dishes appeal to the average American palate that haven’t sampled true Italian food. But the true star to the new version of the concept lies in the Osteria menu. These are your house-made pastas laden with ingredients from Italy, slow cooked pork shank, fresh fish selections and a beautiful variety of buffala buratta. Continue reading
by Robyn Folmar
On only the second day of operations the new Bonefish Grill in Southlake was packed. This is the first Bonefish Grill to open in DFW and just the third in Texas, with the others located down south in Houston. Started by two Florida fishing buddies in 2000, the chain has grown to have more than 150 restaurants throughout the United States. The restaurant focuses on fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, but there are plenty of non-seafood items to complete the menu. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Bonefish Grill is making its way to the DFW with its first stop in Southlake, Texas. Bonefish may sound like a choking hazard, but instead it’s a pretty nice and casual restaurant born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2000. They serve responsibly sourced seafood and gear into the fun department with live music in the ultra large 5,600 square foot venue. Continue reading
By Judy Chamberlain
Southlake’s ladies-who-lunch, take note: Bill and Barbara Harris have opened Silver Spoon Cafe and Bakery in Southlake. It’s located just off Southlake Boulevard near Timarron Country Club; look for the hot pink awnings and hot pink umbrellas. Bill and Barbara, who were the founders and original owners of the Celebrity Cafe mini-chain (there’s one in Highland Park Village), have created an inviting space.
The cafe does not offer table service, so you have to get in line to order, then help yourself utensils, napkins and the beverages you’ve purchased. The food, which can take a while to arrive, will be brought to your table. Breakfast service begins at 8 a.m., and the rest of the menu is lunch-oriented. Continue reading
By Jim McClure
Whether you’re looking for a fun after-dinner destination or a spot to while away a weekend afternoon, you can hardly go wrong with a good wine bar. More specifically, if you’re in the Mid-Cities area you can hardly go wrong with Farpointe Cellar. Continue reading